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Rental Report: Looking for a One Bedroom? Look No Further

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Editor’s Note: This biweekly sponsored column is written by Rick Gersten, founder and CEO of Urban Igloo, a rental real estate firm that matches up renters with their ideal apartments, condos or houses. Please submit any questions in the comments section or via email.

Did you know the average rent price for a one bedroom in Arlington in 2014 was $1678? Are you looking for a one bedroom apartment in Arlington, but you don’t know where to start? We have a few suggestions of units running the gamut of pricing and neighborhoods to help you narrow down your search area.

Probably the top-requested Arlington neighborhood by newcomers is the Clarendon/Courthouse area. This section between Rosslyn and Ballston is teeming with restaurants, shops and active residents. Of course this spot also has some of the highest rents.

This new, luxury building in Clarendon is perfectly located near the Metro, Trader Joe’s and Washington Blvd, which can get car commuters to Route 50 and I-395 in just a few minutes. This building has 1 BR units currently starting around $2270, and it has amenities galore, including a roof top pool, fitness center and 24-hour concierge.

Just down the road in the Ballston/Virginia square area is this property just a block or so from the Virginia Square Metro station. Their one bedroom units are currently starting at $1725. While this is a smaller building with fewer amenities, they do still have controlled access and a fitness center, and the proximity to the Metro is hard to beat.

If proximity to the Metro isn’t a requirement, but you still want to be fairly close to the Ballston area, this building offers large one bedroom units, this pet friendly building is a great option. The 700-900 square foot units start at $1530, and amenities include a new gym, controlled access and parking.

If you head over to the Pentagon City/Crystal City area, you can be close to a Metro, shopping, restaurants, running trails and, of course, Reagan National Airport. This area is often overlooked by newcomers interested in the Rosslyn/Ballston corridor, but it has a lot to offer for renters.

This property is located right in the heart of Pentagon Row, steps from the Metro, grocery shopping, restaurants, Virginia Highlands Park and the Pentagon City Mall. Amenities include a fitness center, indoor pool and it is cat-friendly. Their large, one bedroom apartments with are starting at $1750.

Not far from Pentagon City, in South Arlington, this large, garden style apartment community offers apartments that are pet friendly, include some utilities and a parking space all starting at $1510. Additional amenities include a weekday shuttle to the Pentagon City Metro station, a fitness center and a pool.

This is just a snapshot of apartments available in the Arlington area to show what is available at different price ranges in Arlington. Not to mention several other great neighborhoods to choose from. For more information on Arlington neighborhoods check out some of our other posts including Top Reasons Arlington is a Great Place to Live and Arlington’s Most Walkable Neighborhoods.

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